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A new app could help enhance home and hospital environments for elderly people and those with dementia, by asking them to give feedback on their surroundings. The University of Stirling's Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), together with Space Architects, launched Iridis on Thursday - World Alzheimer's Day. A first of…
New research on the role of a notorious Alzheimer's gene variant could pave the way to treatments that slow down or halt the disease. Scientists found that the mutant gene, ApoE4, is directly linked to brain damage caused by knots of protein within neurons called tau tangles. They believe targeting…
Deaths from Alzheimer's disease have risen by a third in the last year, with campaigners warning the "alarming" increase is placing a "heavy strain" on the NHS and care services. A total of 570 deaths from the disease were recorded in the period March to June 2017, new data from…
An innovative study to improve the diagnosis and post-diagnostic support for younger people with dementia and their families is seeking participants to further research in this area. The Angela Project, dedicated to Angela a lady with young onset dementia who went undiagnosed for three years before her symptoms were recognised,…
A virtual reality game developed by scientists is designed to help dementia research by analysing player navigation skills. Sea Hero Quest VR is a nautical navigation game that collects data on spatial awareness behaviour as it is played, with two minutes of play time being equal to five hours of…
A small percentage of the wages of Premier League footballers should go towards funding dementia care for ex-players, the daughter of a former England star has said. Just 1% of the multi-million pound earnings could go a long way towards setting up care homes for those suffering with the disease,…
There has been a "worrying" increase in the reliance on emergency care for dementia patients nearing the end of their lives, experts have warned. Researchers have called for better support in the community for dementia sufferers after a new study found that patients are increasingly relying on emergency care as…
People aged 40 and over should be advised on how they can take steps to reduce their risk of dementia, experts have said. The benefits of stopping smoking, being physically active, eating healthily, maintaining a healthy weight, drinking less alcohol, "connecting with people" and keeping mentally active should be highlighted…
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